May 10, 2021
The Task Management and Time Blocking Summit took place in March 2021.
April 24, 2020
The Time Blocking Summit was a success with top quality speakers and discussions on the topic that were highly ranked by attendees. Several products are being developed from the event, including an All Access Pass which provides a full review of all the video content. Pre-registration is now open for the 2021 event.
Jan 18, 2020
The Time Blocking Virtual Summit’s website is now available for early-bird registration and the full speaker list will soon be available. In the background, we are working hard to get things ready.
Nov 15, 2019
The progress on the Time Blocking Summit is moving along nicely. I have started to confirm speakers, and am about to begin reaching out to sponsors. What’s clear is that the Mighty-Taskers Community will be the home for the summit. Also, I am working hard to make it as engaging as possible, offering a mix of live and pre-recorded events. This will allow us to focus on preparing the main content ahead of time, and setting up the days to be filled with reasons to take actions that deepen learning.
Oct 23, 2019
The Productivity Summit is over and it was a big success. Now, I’m in the process of developing a summit of my own – A Time Blocking Virtual Summit. The website is under construction here.
I am sure that my efforts will be focused in this direction for the next few months as it’s slated for March 5-7, 2020.
Aug 26, 2019
We have a couple of interesting events coming up.
The first relates directly to the launch of the second edition of Perfect Time-Based Productivity, which will take place here in Kingston, Jamaica on September 26th. As news unfolds it will be shared on the NewHabits Training website.
The second is a productivity summit which will be held in October. It just opened for free registration.
Jun 1, 2019
The video recording from the speech I gave in Washington DC is now available. It’s an analysis of the science behind task management, using David Allen’s GTD as the point of focus. Click here to access.
May 15, 2019
I just published a long project to improve the way people do their digital storage of vital electronic objects and also small keepsakes. It started as a podcast with Ray Sidney-Smith but evolved into the development of a decision tool, which required a video explanation of its own. In other words, a quick two week project turned into a 5 month long venture. Click here to access.
April 26, 2019
I’ll be heading to Washington DC in May to give a couple of speeches.
March 15, 2019
In the past few weeks, we launched a new community – The Busiest One Percent. It will be in Beta mode for the month of March and April while we determine whether this investment is worth the effort.
So far, it’s going really well! If you’d like to join in the testing, send me a message.
January 15, 2019
In this podcast LiveLab 02 I work with Dr. Michael Einstein to do some radical surgery on a prototype email heal calculator. It starts as a small challenge but turns into a far bigger one than either of us realizes.
December 15, 2018
This is the very first podcast published in the new format. In a series of conversations with Dr. Melanie Wilson, we pull together the very first method for choosing between auto-schedulers.
The Italian version of Perfect Time-Based Productivity is currently being translated.
December 6, 2018
In the month of December I am launching a new podcast format, and I also published an episode with Augusto Pinaud in the past author-presenter-blogger format.
The new kind of podcast is described in this introductory podcast – Introducing a New Format: A LiveLab!
November 1, 2018
October 1, 2018
July 31, 2018
My appearances on Productivitycast.net continue to roll out. We are up to episode 38.
I also appeared on a few podcasts in the past year as a guest:
June 11, 2018
The audio version is complete and available on this site for purchase and immediate download.
May 20, 2018
The Portuguese and Spanish versions are complete. They are both based on the second edition. The audio edition is coming along nicely and should be available soon.
March 12, 2018
The French version is now available and the others mentioned in prior updates are on the way, almost at the point of completion: the Portuguese, Spanish and audio versions.
For the Barnes and Noble Store, click here.
Feb 28, 2018
This is an interesting moment in time! The paperback version is on its way to being proofed so it will be available in early March.
So will the Portuguese and French versions.
The Spanish version is almost done and the audio-version would be complete if I didn’t have a hard drive crash a few weeks ago that ruined my last few recordings!
Jan 31, 2018
The good news is that the electronic/Kindle version of the second edition is now available for sale at the Amazon website. If you purchased the first edition on Kindle, you should already have received the update from Amazon automatically.
Oct 31, 2017
I just published a new article on Medium which answers a question everyone has at some point… how I choose my next Task Management app, habit, device or platform?
This piece is intended to provide a definitive answer.
Aug 31, 2017
Recently, I was invited to join a podcast series and have recorded a few episodes with three other experts – Ray Sidney-Smith, Augusto Pinaud and Art Gelwicks. It’s not like any show I have ever done or listened to because of its technical depth and practicality. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have all four of us going at the same time. Tune in here.
July 31, 2017
A new post has just been put up on the ScheduleU website sharing the wisdom of 11 experts. They give their advice in a post that is the first of its kind – how do you go about scheduling everything in your calendar?
June 30, 2017
Improvement Fatigue is what happens when you rely on other people’s suggestions plus serendipity to drive your improvement goals and activities. There is a much better approach, compiled into Three Superpowers.
May 31, 2017
My flagship online program, MyTimeDesign Plus+ is nearing the end of a complete overhaul. It will be introduced to subscribers of this blog and other followers in stages, at discounted prices.
For readers of Perfect Time-Based Productivity, it offers a peek at the latest thinking which will be included in the next edition of the book.
April 30, 2017
This is the latest free training from 2Time Labs, being hosted by ScheduleU. It’s a 12 day program in which you can learn the fine art of scheduling everything. There’s simply no other training of this kind to be found. Enjoy this opportunity!
March 7, 2017
Today is a big first. SkedPal, the auto-scheduling app I use (and do consulting work for) just released its mobile app for Alpha testing. There’s a good reason people have been asking for it to be created for years… the ability to reschedule your calendar from anywhere at any time is a powerful new capability. Stay tuned as it becomes available. It’s a game changer.
Feb 3, 2017
Take a moment to check out a new page I have set up – it’s the public face of a new website at www.ScheduleU.org. It’s something brand new which I am working – a School for Scheduling Everything.
December 10, 2016
I just released the third and final article in the trilogy on gamification and task management for designers. This post deals with auto-schedulers like SkedPal.
The Games Users Play Using Auto-Schedulers for Their Calendars.
October 24, 2016
A few articles I mentioned earlier this year have been published, so this is just a summary update.
What Task Management App Developers Can Do to Catch Up with Pokemon Go
Is Time Management Really Real, or Is It Just a Misnomer?
I also published a new Special Report –
Can Time Be Managed? An inquiry into the definition of time-based productivity.
September 3, 2016
In addition to the Notified Self article I started another one that’s entering its final stages. It’s another article for developers of time management apps and it started with an inquiry: Why aren’t time management apps like Pokemon Go in its rapid and widespread popularity? I tackle the question in a new article to be released in September also: a busy month where I will publish four substantial articles. Stay tuned!
Aug 18, 2016
I’m still working on the “Can Time Be Managed” and “Notified Self” papers to be released in September. Until then, I am sharpening up my gamification skills, and thinking deeply about behavior change. To that end, I added this article to the blog today: How high performers convert behaviors into habits. It refers to some valuable research that I was able to put to immediate use, a rarity for academic research. I strongly recommend it!
July 15, 2016
In my book, I argued that “time management” is a myth and that time is a substance or concept that simply cannot be “managed”. Unfortunately, when I was writing I discovered that thought leaders offered little or no proof for this assertion and I quietly promised myself to return to the subject.
I had no idea that my quick “return” would end up in the form of a 70,000 word draft. In other words, even in its draft form, it’s the definitive guide to answering the question: “Can Time Be Managed?” For details of the draft’s progress and/or to join in the early editing, contact me directly as it’s not yet released to the public.
June 30, 2016
I just launched a slightly new line of inquiry. It’s called The Notified Self and it builds directly on the concepts on Switching, Interrupting and Warning from Perfect Time-Based Productivity. I have created this new direction in order to give the average person some degree of control over their ecosystem of notifications, reminders, updates and alerts. Eventually, we’ll all be able to reach mastery in this area, but for now there are some baby steps to take, hence my article: How to Organize Your Notifications to Accomplish the Perfectly Notified Self.
If you happen to have an interest in doing more than just following along from the sidelines, check out the opportunity to join my InnerLab 6 which is recruiting members this month. We’ll be looking at The Notified Self for an entire year.
May 2, 2016
If you would like to see more frequent updates, plus a great stream of content related to time-based productivity, check out my Twitter streams. I have one for scientific content (@2TimeLabs) and another for more general links and ideas (@fwade).
January 16, 2016
Starting this week, I’m offering a sale on my book Perfect Time-Based Productivity. In the Amazon store, it’s available for the low price of 99 cents which is only about 10% of the original price. On Jan 19th it will revert to the original price.
There’s more information about the book here.
December 11, 2015
It’s been several months since I updated this page. The most recent development surround the use of SkedPal and the principles of the book being applied to this new software. I have been working hard on a private Beta of the product which I requested after using it for several months and then being invited to join the Advisory Board.
I have a number of new products I am working on simultaneously. One is the special report I mentioned in the prior update, on whether time exists or not. I am also putting together an unabridged version of the book and have just completed the FAQ and Introduction and first Chapter.
Recently, I rolled out the latest version of my NewHabits training that’s now based on the research I covered in my latest book.
Other products I’m planning to complete in 2015 include an update to my video tutorial plus my online programs that don’t include the findings from my book.
That’s a lot – but there’s more I want to offer in the future, going into 2016. I am also thinking about ideas for another book – perhaps a shortened version of the book the focuses on the 7 essential fundamentals and excludes all the research. I have mixed thoughts about this particular idea.
January 19, 2015
In my book I mentioned the fact that I had left a question unanswered: “Does time management exist?” I had to do so because it became apparent that the question had not been answered in more than an anecdotal way.
To get some answers, I picked up the thread of research I had started and invited people to apply to join the InnerLab, my private lab here at 2Time Labs. We are just about to get going, looking at a number of fields to gain some insights: philosophy, physics and psychology among others. Our tenure is for six months and we’ll be delving into the question, using a rigorous approach and hopefully produce some useful content that many will find practical and useful. Stay tuned – we’ll be providing periodic updates on our progress in the forums.
P.S. Yes, it’s still possible to apply to join us.
January 12, 2015
I am just waking up to the fact that it’s the second week of the New Year and I have lots of motivation – I received a physical copy of the book last week.
It’s much bigger (in terms of pages) than I had imagined – 416+ in all. Much of the bulk comes from the references, index, Labnotes and other supplementary material, but I’m hoping the size doesn’t scare off readers.
The fact is, it’s meant to for the experienced and already productive professional for whom tips and tricks a are no longer useful. I have to face the fact – this kind of depth isn’t a simple matter to pull together and I was committed to explaining the depth of each idea to someone who wanted to know “where does this come from?” So far, the feedback has been positive.
Dec 26, 2014
It’s the day after Christmas and the public launch of the book is planned for January 1st. I’m busy customizing the website for the book, which is just one of the three websites I used. The others include a site for 2Time Labs, and one for training products and services.
Also, I am currently recruiting new members to the InnerLab (No. 5). This time around we’ll be focusing on crafting a Special Report I have started to research which will look at the question of whether or not it’s possible to manage time. If this calls to you at all, let me know. It’s fine to join at any point – this won’t be done in a rush.